Posted 7/30/2014 6:15 PM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone, so I have been having ongoing problems for the past 4+ years now. Started with knee pain and has now worked itself up to chronic widespread pain, severe fatigue, muscle weakness, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, breathlessness, headaches, sun sensitivity, salt cravings, dizziness, joint pain, trouble concentrating, burning in my right forearm, cold feet, night sweats, chest\rib pain, pins/needles in legs, anxiety, irritability and irregular menstrual cycles. I am 16 years old and otherwise healthy.
Today my dr prescribed an inhaler (ventolin) to take before exercise as well as a 24 hour urine sample. The sample is to test me cortisol and VMA levels. I heard that VMA levels are used to test for neuroblastomas?? Any idea what this could be and WHY he would have ordered this test?? I have yet to see any specialists because he doesn't think there is anything wrong to me so won't refer me to anyone else. Please help